In addition to teaching courses for Wharton MBA and Executive MBA students, the Graduate Communication Program helps Wharton doctoral students with research presentations and job talks.
What We Do:
In collaboration with the Wharton Doctoral Program, we provide the following support to all doctoral students:
- Communication workshops focusing on strategies and best practices for developing and delivering presentations based on their research.
- One-on-one communication coaching throughout their doctoral studies on:
- Research papers
- Dissertation proposal
- Job talks
Our coaching process focuses on the preparation and delivery aspects of communicating their research to expert and non-expert audiences and includes a robust feedback system that gives students insight into the effectiveness of their presentations. We execute this in two ways:
- Video recording of every presentation.
- Feedback mechanism during the presentation to surface potential issues around clarity and delivery.
Our communication coaches typically meet with students twice for each presentation: once before the presentation to review the structure of the talk and slide deck, and again after the presentation to provide individualized feedback based on video review and faculty/peer feedback. Additional sessions are also available upon request.
If you are interested in coaching or have questions, please contact Sunida Witayakarn at firstname.lastname@example.org.